A duchess and a journalist bring hope to a million abandoned children
By Chris Rogers & Marshall Corwin
Authentic. 170 pages. £9.99
Given the recent press coverage of the Duchess of York and her acknowledgment that she drunkenly touted access to information on Prince Andrew for a large sum of money, asking me to review a book describing her humanitarian acts didn’t have me exactly jumping up and down with excitement.
And reading the book can’t be described as much fun either. I am tempted to criticise the writing style: Chris Rogers, the author, is an investigative journalist for television and I suspect he suits this medium better. He involved a co-writer in the book, Emmy-award-winning documentary maker and writer Marshall Corwin. However, what is described in this volume is so shockingly moving that any quibbles about style would seem tawdry.